„Despite the huge PR campaign surrounding the “eG8 forum”, citizens and civil society must hold their ground to reclaim a free Internet and its social and democratic values. A club of corporation CEOs (Publicis, Facebook, Orange, Google) is going to Deauville, pretending to carry the message of the Internet to the heads of States. There is one answer to this take-over: the Internet is ours!“ (via La Quadrature du Net)
Leading um to the G8’s Internet summit hosted by Sarkozy, Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Elder Statesman Eric Schmidt, Groupon’s Andrew Mason, NewsCorp’s Rupert Murdoch, Ebay’s John Donahoe and others from the IT sector met to fomulate their wishlist to the Heads of State. We need to let them know what we want.
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More reports by La Quadrature du Net:
- G8: The Internet Take-Over Goes to Deauville, 24.5.11
- “eG8 forum”: Governments and Corporations United to Control the Net, 24.5.11
- France’s G8 Focuses on Control and Restrictions to Online Freedoms, 20.5.11
- „eG8 Forum“: A Smokescreen For Governmental Control Of The Net, 17.5.11
Video recording of improvised press conference of the civil society during the e-G8 Forum in Paris led by Jérémie Zimmermann (porte-parole de La Quadrature du Net) and with Jeff Jarvis (Professor in Journalism at City University New York) ; Lawrence Lessig (Professor at HArvard Law School, founder of Creative Commons) ; Susan P. Crawford (former ICANN member) ; Jean-François Julliard (directeur de Reporter Sans Frontières) and Yochai Benkler (co-director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for the Internet). 45 Min.